Receiver Storefront – adding a server to a server group 3 Comments

As I'm going through high availability architecture design for some customer with CloudGateway features, Receiver Storefront, I wanted to try in my XenServer @ home lab the "Join existing server group" option build in Receiver Storefront when you launch it for the first time. My first server already setup is SUOMIWEB02 and I want to install Receiver Storefront on the server SUOMIWEB01 which actually host my WebInterface 5.4. Since Receiver Storefront 1.1 you can install it on the same server as the WebInterface (for migration purpose). You can find bellow a brief description about what's new in the 1.1 version. What's New in Receiver Storefront 1.1 Pass-through authentication to AppController. Once logged on to Citrix Receiver or Access Gateway, users can access Web and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications through AppController without needing to authenticate again. For more information, see Planning Your Receiver Storefront Deployment. Default support for legacy clients. When you create a new store, access for older clients that support Web Interface XenApp Services sites is enabled by default. For more information, see Configuring Stores. Installation alongside Web Interface. Receiver Storefront can be hosted on the same Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) instance as Web Interface. For more information, see Installing and Setting Up Receiver Storefront. Other Features High availability. You can group your Receiver Storefront servers for increased scalability and fault tolerance. For more information, see Planning Your Receiver Storefront Deployment. Application synchronization. Subscribed desktops and applications follow users from device to device so that they do not need to subscribe to the same resources each time they use a different device. For more information, see Planning Your Receiver Storefront Deployment. Automatically provisioned applications. You can automatically subscribe all users to a core set of applications. For more information, see Integrating Receiver Storefront into Your Environment. One-click client configuration. You can configure Citrix Receiver for your users by making provisioning files available. For more information, see Configuring Stores. I won't explain the installation process again, it's very simple and you can still check it here if you need it : Let's focus on the server I want to add to my existing setup, 1 server hosting Storefront Receiver with an external SQL database. This is the step by step how to you need to follow to do so : On the new Receiver Strorefront (SUOMIWEB01) server : On the existing Receiver Strorefront (SUOMIWEB02) server : On the new…

Citrix License Server 11.10 installation hang 7 Comments

I had to update a Windows 2003 - Citrix License Server at one customer place and I wasn't ready for that... For the first time of my Citrix life I had to troubleshoot an upgrade process.... I have try to uninstall / install, update nothing allowed me to complete the installation of the Citrix License Server 11.10 on a Windows 2003 server... The installation was just stuck and never ended the installation process. So I had to understand why this installation was stuck, in the event log I had this message : "A provider, Citrix_GTLicensingProv, has been registered in the WMI namespace, Root\CitrixLicensing, to use the LocalSystem account. This account is privileged and the provider may cause a security violation if it doe not correctly impersonate user requests." Weird message and I'm not sure it's related to the installation issue I have so I chose to use the good old msiexec command line to enable verbose logfile of the installation process : And surprisingly I got useful information ! The installer wasn't able to process the creation of a service (sc.exe command) and I found this Microsoft Security Bulletin : MS09-012 The I downloaded the KB956572 and installed it on the License Server. Then the installation went fine... I lost half of a day trying to understand what was wrong... Resources : MS09-012 - Vulnerabilities in Windows Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (959454) Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB956572) Citrix License Server 11.10 download Vulnerabilities in Windows Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (959454)